The PREMIER CONBAK EXPO BALKAN 2005
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION FAIR FOR CONFECTIONARY & BAKERY PRODUCTS, INGREDIENTS, MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT took place at the Belgrade Fair from 14 to 17September 2005
Opening the PACKTECH EXPO AND COMBAK EXPO, Mr. Velimir Ilic, the Minister of Capital Investments in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, reminded that Serbia takes out 150 million US Dollars annually for the import of packing machinery and 50 million US Dollars for the packing and added that one of major sales problems of our goods at foreign market is just the packing method and the packing itself. Even more due to the changed worldwide standards in goods transportation. The Minister Ilic expressed his pleasure that Italy is the Partner Country of the PACKTECH EXPO fair event, having pointed out that this country took out 33 million US Dollars for the development of the small and medium-sized enterprises in Serbia, mostly in the packing machinery and equipment.
The International CONBAK EXPO Fair gathered manufacturers and wholesalers (135 exhibitors from 10 countries) of machinery, equipment, raw materials, additives and spices for bakers, pastry producers and catering. The processing industry for bakery and pastry production is fairly poorly developed in our country. Thus, the equipment is mostly imported. Hence, there is a great interest of local and foreign entrepreneurs in joint jobs.